New Texas Education Agency (TEA) FAFSA/TASFA Graduation Requirement for the 2021-2022 School Year

House Bill 3 (HB 3) Implementation: Financial Aid Application

Beginning with students enrolled in grade 12 during the 2021-2022 school year, each student must complete one of the following in order to graduate (in addition to meeting all curriculum and testing requirements):

  • Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Complete and submit the TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid)
  • Submit a signed opt-out form

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will provide various resources to school and districts to implement this new requirement.

Please click the link to read the Alief ISD FAFSA TASFA Parent Letter.


Click the link for a FAFSA/TASFA overview (in English).

Click the link for a FAFSA/TASFA overview (in Spanish).